The 21st Century Classroom
Michelle Cheasty- Ritger, Flemington- Raritan Regional School District, United States
Monday, March 7 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location: Tulip Grove F
Abstract: So- what does a 21st century classroom look like? What activities take place in a 21st century classroom? With everything already packed into the school day, how do we incorporate technology integration, interdisciplinary connections, and global perspectives? Come explore different web resources to help create 21st century learning environments. Learn some ideas that will help you move toward a 21st century classroom.
Participants will have an understanding of what 21st century classrooms look like. Participants will understand how 21st century skills increase learning opportunities, knowledge retention, and assist with tying curriculum objectives together throughout the curriculum. In addition, participants will gain knowledge in searching for various tools and resources in order to integrate 21st century into the classroom.
What does a 21st century classroom look like- what is the definition of a 21st century classroom- what skills are necessary both for students and teachers
What activities take place in a 21st century classroom- discuss different classroom activities
How do we incorporate technology integration, interdisciplinary connections, and global perspectives- suggestions and resources for integration and interdisciplinary lessons
Explore different web resources
Presentation of various grade level lessons
Basic knowledge of computers, the Internet, and 21st century skills.
I am currently the Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Information Systems with the Flemington- Raritan Regional School District. In addition, I also teach online for ITT Tech. I have presented workshops at Techspo, the annual New Jersey Technology Exposition hosted by the NJASA, yearly since 2008. I am also presenting at FETC in January. I have presented many after school workshops for teachers, involving a variety of different software applications and integration strategies. I have also participated in a variety of videoconferencing opportunities through Rutgers University. In addition, I am working on completing my PhD in education, focusing on teacher retention, with an expected graduation date of late 2010- early 2011.
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